Retro Futura 2018 Tour Comes to Mandalay Bay’s Concerts on the Beach Series Saturday, July 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concerts on the Beach Series Saturday, July 21

Tickets on Sale Now

America’s premier ’80s concert tour Retro Futura comes to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Concerts on the Beach series sponsored by Coors Light and Pepsi Saturday, July 21 at 9 p.m.

Tickets, starting at $39.50, are on sale and available at any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet, online at mandalaybay.com and www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (702) 632-7580.

Beginning this July, the tour, headlined by pop songstress Belinda Carlisle, includes hit makers such as ABC, Modern English, Tony Lewis of The Outfield, Limahl and Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella Lwin.

Carlisle was, and occasionally still is, the lead vocalist for the ground-breaking all-female band The Go-Go’s. With The Go-Go’s, Carlisle produced such ubiquitous hits as “We Got The Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.” Carlisle left The Go-Go’s in 1984 to pursue a solo career and flourished with such chart-topping hits as “Heaven On Earth,” “I Get Weak” and “Circle In The Sand.” Her latest album, Wilder Shores, released in 2017.

ABC has enjoyed an impressive career to date. Their debut album The Lexicon of Love was released in 1982 and went straight to No. 1 in the UK album charts. Showcasing the soulful voice of lead singer Martin Fry with such hits songs “Poison Arrow” and “The Look Of Love” and produced by the legendary Trevor Horn, the album was voted by many as the best British album of the decade.

Modern English band members Robbie Grey (vocals), Mick Conroy (bass), Gary McDowell (guitar) and Steven Walker (keyboards) first reunited during a 2010 tour before accepting an invitation to re-record “I Melt With You” for Mark Pellington’s film of the same name. The band’s most recent album is Take Me to the Trees.”

Tony Lewis is the lead vocalist and bassist of The Outfield, the British pop group responsible for massive hits such as “Your Love” and “All The Love.” Their debut album Play Deep, released in 1985, achieved triple platinum status and reached the Top Ten on U.S. album charts

Limahl won the hearts of millions of teenage girls in the ‘80s as the lead singer of Kajagoogoo who stormed to the top of the charts with “Too Shy” and “Kaja Mania.” After two more top 20 hits with Kajagoogoo, Limahl and the band parted ways which lead to another global hit “The NeverEnding Story” from the film of the same name.

Annabella Lwin, at the age of 13, was one of the most popular vocalists in the early ‘80s as the original member and lead singer of Bow Wow Wow. Lwin was featured on such hits as “I Want Candy,” “Do U Wanna Hold Me?,” “Go Wild In The Country” and “C30, C60, C90, Go!”

The Mandalay Bay Beach stage, which rises over the Four Diamond resort’s sand and surf wave pool, has hosted entertainment’s biggest names as part of the fan-favorite series. Concert-goers are invited to enjoy musical performances which perfectly complement the warm season as they sip on cocktails, sink their toes in the sand and wade in the water at Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool.

The Beachfront Experience at Mandalay Bay Beach’s Concerts on the Beach series is returning for the second year during select events. This premier experience grants guests access to an exclusive area on the Beach which includes lounge chair seating, cocktail service and premium viewing of the show. Guests also will receive expedited entry into the venue.

ABOUT MANDALAY BAY
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Dolly Parton To Appear On The Talk and Makes Debut Appearance & Performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct. 3

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Dolly Parton To Appear On The Talk and Makes Debut Appearance & Performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct. 3

Final Leg of the “Pure & Simple Tour” Kicks Off Nov. 15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love Premieres on NBC Nov. 30 and on DVD Dec. 20

 On Monday, Oct. 3, Dolly Parton will be the lead guest and perform as part of the Outdoor Concert Series on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” her first-ever appearance on the late night program. In addition, earlier Monday morning, Dolly will appear as the featured guest on “The Talk,” where she will chat with hosts Sharon Osbourne, ‎Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen about her new movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love, the success of her most recent album “Pure & Simple” (which remains in the Billboard Country Albums Top 10 chart) and much more.

Just in time for the holidays, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love, premieres on NBC this Nov. 30. The sequel to the critically-acclaimed film Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors will be available on DVD beginning on Dec. 20 and digitally on Dec. 1.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love continues with the story of young Dolly Parton as the Parton Family experiences a true Christmas miracle drawing the Partons closer together than ever – with deepened faith and love for one another. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family while Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee.The family-oriented, faith-based movie stars Jennifer Nettles (Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress), Ricky Schroder (Golden Globe® Award-winner for The Champ, NYPD Blue), Alyvia Alyn Lind (Blended), Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats), Mary Lane Haskell (Coat of Many Colors), Cameron Jones (Shortland Street), Stella Parton (Green Corn), Hannah Nordberg (American Pastoral), Farrah MacKenzie, Parker Sack, Forrest Deal, Dylan Michael Rowen, Blane Crockarell and Gerald McRaney (Major Dad). Dolly Parton makes a special appearance, introduces the film and serves as narrator.

The final leg of the “Pure & Simple Tour” kicks off on Nov. 15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The hottest ticket of the summer becomes the hottest ticket of the year with stops in Ala., S.C., Fla., Texas and more. Full list of tour dates below. Tickets are available everywhere tickets are sold.

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DOLLY PARTON PURE & SIMPLE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Nov. 15 LeConte Center – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 16 Von Braun Center Arena – Huntsville, Ala.
Nov. 18 North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, S.C.
Nov. 26 Amalie Arena – Tampa, Fla.
Nov. 27 BB&T – Sunrise, Fla.
Nov. 29 Pensacola Bay Center – Pensacola, Fla.
Nov. 30 Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, La.
Dec. 02 American Bank Center Arena – Corpus Christi, Texas
Dec. 03 Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, Texas
Dec. 05 NRG Arena – Houston, Texas
Dec. 06 Frank Erwin Center – Austin, Texas
Dec. 08 Tobin Center for the Performing Arts – San Antonio, Texas
Dec. 09 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort – Thackerville, Okla.
Dec. 10 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort – Thackerville, Okla.

Fans can link to purchase Pure & Simple and the various versions available by exclusive partners below:

Cracker Barrel: smarturl.it/dollycbps
Walmart: smarturl.it/walmartdolly
Amazon Music: smarturl.it/amzmusicdolly
Amazon Physical: smarturl.it/amazondolly
Apple Music: smarturl.it/dollypartonps
Google: smarturl.it/gpdolly
Spotify: smarturl.it/spotifydolly

Walmart’s special version of Pure & Simple includes a bonus disc, featuring Dolly’s greatest hits and exclusive tracks. The Cracker Barrel deluxe version contains her Pure & Simple album complemented by two tracks, the smash hits “Jolene” and “9 To 5” recorded live at Glastonbury Festival, along with a 48-page ZinePak magazine filled with photos and interviews highlighting memorable stories from Parton.

ABOUT DOLLY PARTON
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 80,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012.

To learn more about this American icon, visit DollyParton.com.

THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY OF MISS AMERICA TO AIR ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 9:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC 

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THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY OF MISS AMERICA TO AIR ON
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 9:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC“The 2016 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall

ABC, Miss America Organization and dick clark productions announced today that Miss America will celebrate their 95th anniversary with “The 2016 Miss America Competition” returning to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.  The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown.

“The 2016 Miss America Competition” is the culmination of a 13 day event following Labor Day weekend that includes three nights of Preliminary Competitions and a week of events including the much anticipated “Show Us Your Shoes Parade” that will be held on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, September 12.

Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” go on sale Friday, June 5 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.  For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2016 Miss America Competition.”

ABOUT THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, provides millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $10 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; WORLD’S FUNNIEST from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as BOOM! (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

JASON DERULO & CHARLI XCX TO ANNOUNCE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA OCT 13

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JASON DERULO AND CHARLI XCX TO ANNOUNCE 
2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES LIVE ON 
“GOOD MORNING AMERICA” ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 13ABC AND DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE DATE FOR
THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

 

The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 pm ET/PT) on ABC. New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year, and “Single of the Year.”

Five years since making his debut in pop music, Jason Derulo has sold more than 45 million records worldwide and amassed more than 1.3 billion views on his YouTube channel.  His last song, “Wiggle” featuring Snoop Dogg is his eighth song to reach the Top 10 on the Top 40 format and his ninth platinum-selling single.  The video for the track has amassed over 300 million views. Derulo’s ubiquitous hit “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz is his most successful track to date, having sold more than six million copies worldwide. The Miami-native’s career started when he was 16 years old and began writing songs for artists including Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, Sean Kingston, Cassie and Danity Kane.  Derulo’s current hit “Trumpets” will be the fifth single from his most recent album, Talk Dirty, to go platinum- an accomplishment reached by only eight other artists since 2007 including Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

London-based singer and songwriter Charli XCX is quickly proving an unqualified phenomenon with her edgy, yet addictive approach. Since her first critically-acclaimed track, “Nuclear Seasons” in 2011, the 22 year-old, Charlotte Aitchison, co-wrote the #1 smash single, “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea, and penned last year’s double platinum summer it-song, “I Love It” recorded by Icona Pop, which she is featured on. Most recently, Charli XCX released the platinum selling “Boom Clap” single from the ‘The Fault in Our Stars: Music From the Motion Picture’ soundtrack, landing the #1 spot on Top 40 radio along, with a brand new song, “Break The Rules” from her forthcoming sophomore studio album, “Sucker” arriving December 16th via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records.

The “2014 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

Last year, ABC’s broadcast of the “2013 American Music Awards” made it the dominant No. 1 non-sports net from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

  • Surging by over 30% year to year in Total Viewers (+36%) and Adults 18-49 (+32%), the “American Music Awards” earned 4-year highs in viewers and young adults (since 2009), representing the show’s 2nd-biggest audience in 11 years (since 2002). Hosted by Pitbull, the “AMAs” spiked 86% year to year in Teens 12-17 to deliver a 9-year high – since 2004.
  • Despite the substantial competition, the “2013 American Music Awards” scored ABC’s highest entertainment numbers in the 3-hour time period in 9 months with viewers and young adults – since the “Academy Awards” on 2/24/13.
  • ABC’s “American Music Awards” stood as the No. 1 most social program on television Sunday (including all sports and all cable across the entire day) with 7.6 million tweets and 5.1 tweets per unique user.
About the Nominees
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity.  These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. Winners are chosen by public vote conducted online via AMAvote.com.
About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.  In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON SEPTEMBER 19TH AT AXS.COM

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TICKETS GO ON SALE TO
THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON SEPTEMBER 19th AT AXS.COM

The 42nd Annual AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS to broadcast Live from Nokia Theatre
L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2014 on ABC 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT

 

dick clark productions and AEG announced today that tickets for the 42nd Annual AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS go on sale to the public beginning Friday, September 19 at 10 AM PST on www.axs.com or by calling 888-929-7849.    The 42nd Annual AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, November 23, 2014.  The show will be broadcast live on ABC from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT.

The AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year and more.

 

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

FIRST CONTESTANTS ON “RISING STAR” ANNOUNCED

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FIRST CONTESTANTS ON “RISING STAR” ANNOUNCED
WHOSE PERFORMANCE WILL RAISE THE WALL? FIND OUT SUNDAY, JUNE 22 ON ABC!
The first set of phenomenal singers from across the country will perform on this Sunday’s premiere of ABC’s hotly-anticipated new series, “Rising Star,” Sunday, June 22, (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET; check local listings) on the ABC Television Network. They are:

Lisa Punch, Age 21, Brooklyn, NY
Joshua Peavy, Age 28, Soperton, GA
Jesse Kinch, Age 20, Seaford, NY​
Maneepat Myra Molloy, Age 16, Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Darling, Age 31, Nashville, TN​
Summer Collins, Age 18, Fayetteville, NC
Daniel & Olivia, (Daniel Wolfe, Age 24 and Olivia Thai, Age 25) San Gabriel Valley, CA​
Colin Huntley, Age 16, Georgetown, TX
Beyond 5, Nashville, TN
(Members of Beyond 5: Zac Love, Age 19; Tanner Myler, Age 19; TJ Ryan, Age 16; Patch Crowe, Age 19; Ammon Soloasa Tuimaualuga, Age 17)

Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter Josh Groban will host, and country music superstar Brad Paisley, music sensation Kesha and hip hop artist and actor Ludacris comprise the expert panel on ABC’s “Rising Star,” the next evolution of live television.  “Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time.  The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live.  During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition.   If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on.  In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

To vote for your favorite contestants, home judges (viewers) can download the Rising Star ABC app through the Apple App Store, Windows Market Place, or the Google Play Store.  The App is essential to participate in the voting process, but it’s totally FREE and easy to use.  Just register with your Facebook or Twitter account, and you’re ready to go.   Before each performance, you’ll be asked to check-in, and then when it’s time to vote, swipe BLUE (to the right) to vote YES or RED (to the left) to vote NO.  You’ll see the results of the vote in REAL TIME on television – even if you are on the West Coast.  In just seconds, your votes determine whether the wall rises, whether a contestant moves on or goes home, or if you’re on the West Coast, whether a lucky contestant gets a second chance.  And IF you give us permission through the app, you might also see your Facebook or Twitter profile picture on the Rising Star wall.  To learn more on how to vote, click here.

“Rising Star” opened the gate to a new era in reality competition, when the executive producers, Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”) kicked off a nationwide search for talent earlier this year. The show accepted submissions online, via Instagram and production members traveled to Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, New York and Boston for in person auditions. Beginning June 22, the contestants winnowed down by that search will have their moment onstage in “Rising Star” with viewers deciding who wins.

The series airs over 10 weeks. The first 3 weeks—“Qualifiers”– showcase approximately 30 acts, and these episodes will be 2 hours each. Beginning July 13, the series is one hour weekly. The next phases of competition are the duels—where acts compete one-on-one. Those who survive return for the Quarterfinal and perhaps Semifinal rounds, as the field continues to narrow until the night of the Finals, when just 1 of the remaining acts will be named the “Rising Star” winner.

June 22, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
June 29, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
July 6, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
July 13, 9-10 p.m. ET – Duels
July 20, 9-10 p.m. ET – Duels
July 27, 9-10 p.m. ET– Duels
August 3, 9-10 p.m. ET– Quarterfinals
August 10, 9-10 p.m. ET – Quarterfinals
August 17, 9-10 p.m. ET- Semifinals
August 24, 9-10 p.m. ET – Finals

“Rising Star” is executive produced in the U.S. by Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”). The series is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).

ABC’s GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER SINGING COMPETITION SERIES “RISING STAR” LAUNCHES INSTAGRAM

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ABC’s GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER SINGING COMPETITION SERIES “RISING STAR”
LAUNCHES INSTAGRAM CAMPAIGN TO POWER THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S BEST
SINGERS

Instagram Video Audition Submissions Begin March
25th

“Rising Star,” the groundbreaking singing competition which opens the gate to a new era in reality entertainment, today announced an Instagram campaign to make the audition process simple, fun and fast through 15 second or less Instagram video auditions. Aspiring solos, duos, and vocal groups (up to 5 members), from all music genres, can submit audition videos via Instagram Direct beginning today, March 25, 2014. “Rising Star” premieres Sunday, June 22 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC.

To submit an Instagram video submission:

1) Follow RisingStarABC on Instagram
2) Use Instagram Direct to send a 15 second or less audition video
3) Include your e-mail in the caption of the video. Contestants must be 16 years old to participate.

Singers are encouraged to visit www.iamarisingstar.com to find information on the nationwide in-person auditions and for more information on the audition process. Through the website, singers can register to audition in person, audition online or nominate a friend or family member to audition. Nationwide in-person auditions begin Saturday, March 29th.

“Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

“Rising Star” is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).

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ABC’S NEW GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER REALITY SERIES “RISING STAR” KICKS OFF

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ABC’S NEW GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER REALITY SERIES “RISING STAR” KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE AUDITIONS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 29th

VISIT WWW.ABC.COM/RISINGSTAR FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABC’s innovative new series “Rising Star,” which opens the gate to a new era in reality competition, kicks off its nationwide search for talent on Saturday, March 29th. The U.S. series is helmed by executive producers Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”). Aspiring singers are encouraged to visit www.abc.com/risingstar  for more information on the audition process. Solo vocalists, duos and vocal groups (up to five members) can register to audition in person, online or nominate a friend/family member.

“Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

“RISING STAR” HOPEFULS CAN AUDITION IN-PERSON IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES:
DALLAS: March 29th
ATLANTA: April 1st
CHICAGO: April 8th
NASHVILLE: April 11th
LOS ANGELES: April 15th
NEW YORK: April 24th
BOSTON: April 26th

“Rising Star” is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). The singing competition for ABC will mark the company’s first foray into the market since its formation in October.

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